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Living Building Challenge 4.0 Workshop

  • Cookfox Architects 250 W 57th St 17th Floor ny USA (map)

The LBC

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) calls for the creation of building projects that operate as cleanly, beautifully, and efficiently as nature's architecture. The LBC is the built environment's most rigorous performance standard. As a standard, it provides a holistic approach to high-performance building that aims to address health, community, equity, energy, water, and beyond. The LBC 4.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Living Building Challenge that continues the standard’s mission of visionary but attainable building goals while also recognizing that not all projects face the same challenges or share in the same opportunities. LBC 4.0 provides a streamlined approach focused on maximizing a project’s positive impacts specific to the place, community, and culture.

Workshop Details

The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that addresses development at all scales. LBC 4.0 is a holistic approach to high-performance building that aims to address health, community, equity, energy, water, and beyond.

Attendees will identify the key components of the Living Building Challenge and discuss the rationale for restorative design principles. Attendees will then address design strategies for meeting ambitious place, water, energy, and materials performance requirements and health, happiness, beauty, and equity design considerations. Upon completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to compare the certification pathways available to LBC project teams, explain the key reasons for the latest changes to the LBC and reference examples of how the Living Building Challenge is driving innovation.

ILFI Members receive a discount on registration. Individuals representing nonprofits, government agencies or for whom the full cost of registration presents you from being able to participate may reach out to education@living-future.org to inquire about discounted registration.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the rationale for restorative design principles

  2. Recognize financial, regulatory and behavioral barriers and incentives related to high-performance design

  3. Describe the intents and requirements for designing high-performing, sustainable, and resilient building projects

  4. Understand successful strategies for compliance with each performance area

Continuing Education

This workshop is pre-approved for the below CEUs. Reporting will be managed according to the accrediting body. ILFI will issue digital certificates to all attendees based upon receipt of the sign-in sheet from the Co-host.

4 LFA CE credits

This workshop fulfills 4 LFA Foundational CE credits and can be reported as a substitute for the 'Understanding the Living Building Challenge' course.

4 AIA LU|HSW

ILFI will report AIA credits on the behalf of attendees that provide an AIA Member Number at the time of registration.

Registration Fee

ILFI Members receive a discount on registration. Individuals representing nonprofits, government agencies or for whom the full cost of registration presents you from being able to participate may reach out to education@living-future.org to inquire about further discounted registration.

Additional Details

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes early as we will begin promptly at 1:00 PM to ensure ample time for questions and discussion.